Today, Mardi Gras day, is a day we celebrate same-sex love.
The love that our Government doesn’t want to recognise legally.
The love that has fought years of discrimination, degradation, and abuse.
The love that shines so brightly, so colourfully and proudly, you can’t help but bathe in its warmth.
We reached out to you – our readers – to show us your same-sex love.
And we’re so very happy that, despite the hurdles our politicians have put in your way, you still celebrated. You still dressed up, danced, giggled, and drank champagne.
We hope the very people standing in your way click through this gallery. We hope they see what we all see: pure, real, deep, BEAUTIFUL love.
Happy Mardi Gras day.